Streaming For Profits – Online Radio and Royalties

Interesting post from David Lowery from the band Cracker, showing the dirty details of what artists make in royalties these days.

My Song Got Played On Pandora 1 Million Times and All I Got Was $16.89, Less Than What I Make From a Single T-Shirt Sale! | The Trichordist.

Still a relatively popular outfit with some good songs in the back-catalog, Lowery shows how 1 million plays of a Cracker song on a service like Pandora trickles back down to him and the other songwriters and stake holders. He also shows how this royalty payment compares to services like XM/Sirius (satellite) radio and AM/FM (terrestrial) radio.

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Besides interesting behind the scenes stuff, why is this news now? Because the internet radio services are lobbying congress to reduce their royalty rates even further. I, of course, am against this, and most artists are starting to see the ridiculousness of this proposal. Continue reading

Check Out The Stares 20/20

Another studio mate of ours – The Stares 20/20 – keeps spreading around the net and climbing up the charts! Friendlikefavorite them up at various locales:

http://www.reverbnation.com/thestares2020

http://www.jango.com/music/The+Stares+20+20

http://www.thesixtyone.com/locro/

Keep an eye on The Flux-adel Recording Division for new releases!

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Numerica! Finally

Yeah yeah yeah I know my projects take forever to come out sometimes. I’ve heard that before. I try to make it worth the wait.


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So there’s a new 2MERICA LP entitled “Mass Entertainment”, featuring 5 songs of fresh funky goodness, about to hit the interwebs in a couple of weeks. Yes finally, some new funk from the #1 funk band in Cleveland (look it up!!).

The title track is out exclusive on Jango Radio and it’s bumpin up the echarts, so click over to http://www.jango.com/music/2MERICA and give the thumbs up so we can keep on truckin…

 

NEW ROAMING CRAZY!!

Awww Yeeeah!! The latest and greatest from Roaming Crazy is done and on its way to the epresses!

“Sing Too” is liable to cause spastic brain flams and incoherent fist swings. You will be able to own your own copy very soon but if you want to hear the track now, we gave Jango Radio the exclusive. Go there now and click play on the song to rock now. Don’t forget to like it haha.

Clean Sweepin The Jango

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OK so none of our bands have hit the Jango Global Top 10 yet, but we are definitely on a run over at Jango.

Last week, the 4 Flux-adel bands that are on Jango – Roaming Crazy, 2MERICA, The Stares 20/20, and Ezraz — all scored high enough for the bonus round. Each of our artists does well overall on Jango, but we’ve never had all of them score high in the same week. Very cool!

Fans are collecting from around the world (without facebook’s help), so however you listen to music online or off, do some promotion for our fun little Flux-adel family.

ps — we are planning a huge release party this summer for all Flux-adel Artists — stay tuned for more info soon.

 

Ezraz Solo Tracks Released

Among all the other action in my artistic life this year I’m managing to release several instrumental pieces leaning towards the ambient or musique concrete genre. I’ve planned three releases in this order: EP, LP in symphony format, then LP in dub format.

  • The 1st EP License Punch Out! is being released now and the first track “Need” is streaming on JangoRadio here.
  • The 2nd release is far more ambitious, running as a full LP length in 3-movement symphony format, with the working title Spiderbots. This is complete and going to mastering soon, with a street date of around 10/1.
  • The 3rd release slows way down to explore the dynamics of dub and probably won’t make it out until early 2012.

These are not meant as a set, but together show a wide range of Ezraz’ composition and style without outside collaborative influences. You may hear these pieces in placements more than traditional music outlets since they are instrumental and eschew traditional song formatting.


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Progress/Process… ps “I am not a whore” haha

Wow, the 2MERIMIX OPEN MIND NITE @ The Duck last night has left all involved groggy and probably a bit irritable, but time marches on, the beat goes on, the show must go on, etc..?Thankfully two bits of progress in the battle against irrelevance came through today:

— First off the next 2MERICA single just left the mastering engineer and it’s making it’s way to the tubes of the internets. Titled “Keep Steady”, it’s the 2nd of 5 tracks from the Scherzo Elskorpion LP. It’s also the ‘sex scene’ in the soundtrack so check it out! Like most 2MERICA songs, it’s a curveball that turns into a knuckleball right before you swing and miss, so yeah, stay tooned for the latest and greatest. This track is an old school sick jam with Jesus on bass, Swifty on the v-drums, some killer sax from J,?Jaimeson doing his dirty rap, lil’ Z on guitars, and Ezraz supplying the remaining noise. It should be available for purchase at the usual suspects (iTunes, cdbaby, amazon) and for streaming (Napster, Spotify, and Jango) in about a month.

— Secondly, the process of ‘going legit’ (aka getting our chit together) has continued, with a parent company formed to manage the Flux-adel Recording Division and all of it’s various progressions and proclivities. You the faithful internet cruiser won’t notice or care about this, but we are all proud and wanted to make the announcement. Collinwood Sun LLC has risen.

So yeah. My manager Fahqfasse finally got some stuff done. I get to hang out back and pee on his office, the mighty brick fortress known as FF Bookman Promotions. Which is my little way of posting status updates on his wall.

LOVE
Ezrazmus ‘elemento’ jones, founder of the round world society, 73rd generation panfunktual bonobo

ps – here’s something to cheer you up, the unforgettable Cee-Lo Green has had me singing this hook for 3 days now!